Monday, January 26, 2015

Midterm Week Progress

The past two weeks of my life were absolutly consumed with midterms. For the whole two weeks after I wrote my last blog post on being all excited about having a solid book idea, I was up past midnight every single night studying for the midterm tests that I was taking. In fact for my chemistry test I stayed up until 4 am preparing for it, got 3 hours of sleep and made it trhough the test on loads of caffine. I did well on the test so it was worth it, but with all of this studying going on I could not find the time to work on my story at all. Grades were my priority these past two weeks and I could not afford to carve out any time, so sadly I didn't get any work done on my story. I'll try and make up for it on these upcoming weeks, but these two weeks were a major flop for my project.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blog Post #5- Winter update

Hey everybody! It's been a while. Last time you saw me I had deleted two pages of one story idea I had begun to write. Well, now I've deleted even more pages sadly. I flushed two more ideas down the drain. They were good too, but again these felt forced. I can't describe the feeling but these stories just felt wrong. They didn't fit well with me, and once I got a few pages into them I realized again that this wasn't going to work. Getting this thing started is harder than I thought. I expected that the words and ideas would just flow onto the page like water, but that hasn't happened yet. This is so much easier said than done than what I had originally expected. However I haven't been able to give this project the amount of time I should have over the winter break. I spent a lot of free time doing things that could have been time spent working on this project. I did put a considerable amount of time into those two other ideas though, I sat down and just worked like an adult for a change in my life, but was unsatisfied with my work. I just feel like I could have spent more time on it. So here I am at ground zero... again. But wait, there's a plot twist! I've started writing a new story! And guess what? I'm a page in and I haven't burned it in a glorious fire yet! Yay! I started this idea last Friday in class and I like where its going. Starting these things are hard, The first sentence struggle is so real though, I rewrote it around 50 times, but I like the idea I have planned out. Plenty of potential here in this one idea for expansion and development. I'll be sure to keep you all up to date on how the story goes, but I think this one is a keeper!